Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime committed “genocide” during its reign of terror from 1975-1979, a UN-backed war crimes court said on Friday in a historic ruling. “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, are last surviving senior leaders of the communist group that brutally ruled the Southeast Asian nation.[…]
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is determined that the perpetrators of the horrors committed against the Rohingya face justice. He’s the head of the UN’s watchdog for human rights across the world, so his opinions carry weight. It could go right to the top – he doesn’t rule out the possibility[…]
Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison, for genocide and war crimes during the Balkan conflict more than two decades ago. The presiding judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday found that the 74-year-old general “significantly contributed” to[…]
Bangladesh’s foreign minister has said that “a genocide” is being waged in Myanmar’s violence-hit Rakhine State, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Rohingya to his country. Rohingya families torn apart by Myanmar crisis “The international community is saying it is a genocide. We also say it is a genocide,” AH[…]
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) are committing genocide against the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria, UN human rights investigators say. More than 3,200 Yazidi women and children are held mostly in Syria by the fighters who keep them as[…]
OPINION by Richard Seymour The recent drowning of 500 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea was not only preventable, but arguably caused by policy. A policy known colloquially as “Fortress Europe”, designed to make the journey to Europe as difficult as possible for asylum seekers. The European Union’s two-faced[…]
Thousands of people around the globe took to the streets on Sunday to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, demanding that Turkey recognize the atrocity as genocide. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and First Lady Rita Sargsyan laid flowers at[…]
Armenians are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people allegedly by Ottoman forces, with world leaders holding a minute’s silence in the capital, Yerevan. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and First Lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start[…]
Late on April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities in Constantinople — now the Turkish city of Istanbul — rounded up more than 200 local members of the Armenian ethnic minority, many of them community leaders. Most were later killed. On Friday, that day will be marked by Armenians worldwide as the[…]
The Armenian community of the Holy Land this week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of a series of massacres and pogroms against the community in their ancestral homeland in Eastern Anatolia. Large numbers of the community’s approximately 5,000 members in Palestine are expected to take part in commemorations[…]
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